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Jesus Paolo U. (Paolo) Protacio


Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, Juris Doctor
(Class of 2001, class valedictorian, cum laude and recipient of Dean’s Award for Best Thesis);
University of the Philippines Diliman, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
(Class of 1997, magna cum laude)
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2002; ranked second in 2001 Bar Examinations

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Paolo is a founding partner of C&G Law. Paolo started his career with Quisumbing Torres, as a trainee solicitor and, later, associate. He thereafter joined SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan and was a senior associate there until 2007.

Paolo specialises in civil and commercial litigation, before Philippine courts of all levels as well as quasi-judicial bodies, covering a diverse range of subjects, such as contractual disputes, product liability, torts, medical malpractice, intra-corporate controversies, enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitral awards, natural resources and environmental law, public utilities, taxes and other governmental impositions, and banking and securities law.

Paolo’s practice areas also include civil and commercial arbitration, as well as employment and criminal law.

  •  Co-authored the Philippine chapter of The Dispute Resolution Review, 5th Ed. published by the Law Business Research Ltd of the UK in 2013.
  •  Co-authored the Philippine chapter of International Product Liability Law—A Worldwide Desk Reference (2003 edition), by Gregory L. Fowler (Aspatore Books)